upper class

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a class of people above the middle class, having the highest social rank or standing based on wealth, family connections, and the like.
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Origin of upper class

First recorded in 1830–40

OTHER WORDS FROM upper class

upper-class, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for upper class

upper class

the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy
adjective (upper-class when prenominal)
of or relating to the upper class
US education of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school
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